Indiana District Chronology 

Below is a Chronology of the Indiana District. As you can see the Indiana District has deep roots in riding and having fun. You will also notice this Chronology is not complete and there are many blanks throughout it and this is where you come in, HELP ME FILL THE BLANKS. If you have information that would fill a blank I would sincerely appreciate you providing me with that information. Also, any corrections would be sincerely appreciated, this information was provided to me as you see it. I would hope this information is correct and accurate but should any errors be listed, please let me know that as well.

Howard Pletcher
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Fort Wayne, IN 46819
Phone:  (260) 255-9992
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State Directors Winter Rendezvous Spring Wing Warm Up
State Ride-In Fall Fest Indiana State Queens
Couples of the Year

G.W.R.R.A. INDIANA RIDING SCHOOL

GRAND TOURS

 

State Directors:

1981 - 1982 Paul Mayes

1982 - 1983

Jake Reynolds

1983 - 1986

John Tonyes

1986 - 1987

Cecil Boes

1987 - 1987

Will Earnhardt, 3 mo.

Oct. 1988 - 1989

Gale Raehn

1989 - 1991

Mike & Judy Wright

1992 - 1994

Sue & Dick Midkiff

1995 - 1998

Mike & Barb Ringer

1999 - 2001

Eric & Jan Franson

2002 - June 2004

Larry & Jan Masters
June 2004 - July 2008 Butch & Margaret Micheau
July 2008 - September 2010 Stan & Becky Egli
October 2010 - Dec. 2013 Lee & Kay Tieche
January 2014 - Oct. 2015 Mike & Theresa Albright
Oct. 2015 - Ray & Melinda Faber

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Winter Rendezvous

1988

Ramada Inn, Terre Haute, Chapter D is host. Jan. 30

1989

Holiday Inn, Lebanon, Chapter A-2 is host. Jan. 28 & 29

1990

Holiday Inn, Ft. Wayne Chapters C-2, D2 & G are host. Feb. 2 - 4

1991

Holiday Inn, Lebanon, Chapter A-2 is host. Feb. 8 - 10

1992

Holiday Inn, Ft. Wayne,  Over 500 attended. Feb. 7 - 9

1993

Marriott Hotel, Ft. Wayne, IN Feb. 5 -7

1994

French Lick Resort, French Lick, 593 attended Feb. 4 - 6

1995

French Lick Resort, French Lick Feb. 3 - 5

1996

French Lick Resort, French Lick Feb. 2 - 4

1997

French lick Resort, French Lick Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

1998

French lick Resort, French Lick  

1999

French lick Resort, French Lick  

2000

French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN Feb. 4th - 6th

2001

French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN  

2002

French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN Feb 1st - 3rd

2003

Century Center, South Bend, IN.  

2004

Century Center, South Bend, IN. Jan 30 - Feb 1st

2005

Century Center, South Bend, IN. Jan. 28th – 29th
2006

Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis, IN.
"Do You Believe In Magic"

Feb. 24th – 26th
2007

Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis, IN.
"Remember When"

Feb. 23rd - 24th
2008 Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis, IN.
"Winter Wonderland"
Feb. 22nd - 24th
2009 Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis, IN.
"Happy Days Sock Hop"
Feb. 20th - 22nd
2010 Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis, IN.
"Island Paradise Getaway"
Jan. 22nd - 24th
2011 Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis, IN.
"Hill Billy Hoot-N-Nanny"
Jan. 21-23
2012 Wyndham West, Indianapolis, IN
"At the Movies"
Feb. 17-19
2013 Wyndham West, Indianapolis, IN
"It's 5 O'clock Somewhere"
Feb. 15-16
2014 Wyndham West, Indianapolis, IN
"My Favorite Holiday "
Feb. 14-15
2015 Clarion Hotel, Columbus, IN
"Weekend in Hawaii
Feb. 13-14

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SPRING WING WARM UP

1981 - KOA Campground, Indianapolis, IN. - 105 attended, offered free hot dogs and the weather was cold. A pin was given out and there were only four chapters shown on the pin. Chapter E was just starting but not soon enough to get on the pin.

1982

Holiday Inn, Lebanon, IN  

1983

Holiday Inn, Lebanon, IN  

1984

Holiday Inn, Lebanon, IN  

1985

Executive Inn, Vincennes, IN  

1986

Executive Inn, Vincennes, IN  

1987

Holiday Star, Merrillville, IN May 15-17

1988

Holiday Star, Merrillville, IN  

1989

Brown County State Park May 12-14

1990

Angola State Park May 18- 20

1991

Executive Inn, Vincennes, IN, Chapters M, Y & I hosted. May 17-19

1992

Indianapolis State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN, host Chapter C.  

1993

Indianapolis State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN, host is C. May 14-16

1994

Lebanon Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN, 1336 attended. May 20-22

1995

Lebanon Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN May 19 & 20

1996

Kosciusko County 4 - H Fairgrounds, Warsaw, IN  

1997

Kosciusko County 4 - H Fairgrounds, Warsaw, IN May 17‑19

1998

Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN, host Chapter Z  

1999

Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN, host Chapter Z May 28th - 29th

2000

Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland IN  

2001

Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland IN  

2002

Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland IN May 10th - 11th

2003

Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN, host Chapter Z May16th -18th

2004

Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN, host Chapter Z May 21st – 22nd

2005

Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN, host Chapter Z May 20th – 21st
2006 Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN, host Chapter Z May 12th – 13th
2007 Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland IN, host Chapter T May 25th - 26th
2008 Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland IN, host Chapter T May 30th - 31st
2009 Decatur County Fair Grounds, Greensburg, IN, host Chapter IN-W & Chapter IN-G2 May 28th - 30th
2010 Decatur County Fair Grounds, Greensburg, IN, host Chapter IN-W & Chapter IN-G2 May 27th - 29th
2011 Decatur County Fair Grounds, Greensburg, IN, host Chapter IN-W & Chapter IN-G2 May 19th - 21st
2012 Boone County Fair Grounds, Lebanon, IN, host Chapter IN-A2 & Chapter IN-K May 17-19
2013 Boone County Fair Grounds, Lebanon, IN, host Chapter IN-A2 & Chapter IN-K May 10-11
2014 Monroe County Fair Grounds, Bloomington, IN May 29-June 1
2015 Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, IN May 7-9

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STATE RIDE‑IN

1986 - 1st Ride-In was held at Cecil Boes' residence in Wilford, In. We had watermelons and popcorn to eat. There also was a watermelon seed spitting contest. A woman won.

1987

Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis Aug. 23

1988

Connersville, IN ‑  Chapter L was host Aug. 27 & 28

1989

Kosciusko County Fairground, Warsaw, IN -Chapter F was host  

1990

Rushville, IN ‑  Chapters W & H2 were host. Aug. 25 & 26

1991

Timberline Park in Chesterfield, IN Aug. 24 & 25

1992

Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, IN ‑ Chapter A2 was host. Aug. 22 & 23

1993

Rushville, IN Sep. 18

1994

Scottsburg, IN ‑ Chapter N2 was host. Sep. 17

1995

   

1996

Scottsburg, IN Sep. 14
1997 Fort Wayne, IN Sep. 13

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Fall Fest

The Indiana District State Ride-In became what is now Fall Fest.
2000 Mississinewa Dam, Peru, IN  
2001    
2002    
2003 Lieber State Recreation Area, Putnamville, IN Oct. 4th
2004 Huntington Reservoir, Huntington, IN Oct. 2nd
2005 Huntington Reservoir, Huntington, IN Oct. 1st
2006 Huntington Reservoir, Huntington, IN Sep. 30th
2007 Brookville Lake, Brookville, IN Oct. 6th
2008 Brookville Lake, Brookville, IN Oct. 4th
2009 Brookville Lake, Brookville, IN Oct. 3rd
2010 Johnson County Park, Edinburgh, IN Oct. 2nd
2011 Howard County Fairgrounds, Greentown, IN Oct. 8
2012 Howard County Fairgrounds, Greentown, IN Oct. 6
2013 Howard County Fairgrounds, Greentown, IN Sept. 28
2014 Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, IN Oct. 4
2015 Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, IN Sept. 26

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INDIANA STATE QUEENS

1985

Barbara Guy Chapter I

1986

Linda Waites Chapter L

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COUPLES OF THE YEAR

1987    
1988 Dick & Suzi Harpe Chapter D
1989 Jim & Francine Berkey ‑ Runners‑up, Jim & Carolyn Loveall (Chapter D) had to step in when Jim Berley became too ill to continue as couple of the year.  
1990 Richard & Linda Epley Chapter M
1991 Steve & Ginger Bond Chapter S
1992 Al & Reva Baubgart Chapter C
1993 Howard & Barb Schoonover Chapter Q2
1994 Dan & Kathleen Earle Chapter C
1995 Bob & Joni Whities Chapter L2
1996 Gary & Kirsten Stevens Chapter G
1997 Jim & Debbie Poer Chapter L2
1998 Ralph & Loralee Ward Chapter E
1999 Robert (Bob) & Deborah (Deb) Caldwell Chapter C2
2000 Bart & Karen Miller Chapter E
2001 Denny & Brenda Heckaman Chapter O2
2002 Will & Rita Thompson Chapter J
2003 Mike & Susan Jennings Chapter T2
2004 Dave & Sandy Shull Chapter H
2005 Lonny & Karen Hunter Chapter E
2006 Mark & Dawn Reed Chapter R2
2007 Terry & Cherie Malcolm Chapter D2
2008 Richard & Kim Monroe Chapter B2
2009 Marvin & JoAnn Henry Chapter A2
2010 Niles &  Debra Robinson Chapter A2
2011 Joe & Paula Swift Chapter L2
2012 Mike & Penny Kadinger Chapter A2
2013 Dave "Grumpy" Williams & Kay Fitzgerald Chapter A2
2014 Gary & Carol Meyerholtz Chapter M
2015 Bill & Jane Remley Chapter A2

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CHAPTERS OF THE YEAR

2007 Chapter A2 Lebanon
2008    
2009 Chapter D2, Also Region CHOY Fort Wayne
2010 Chapter A2 , Also Region CHOY Lebanon
2011 Chapter D2, Also Region CHOY Fort Wayne
2012 Chapter A2 , Also Region CHOY Lebanon
2013 Chapter U, Also Region CHOY.. Their Story ... Newspaper Article Angola
2014 None  

 

G.W.R.R.A. INDIANA RIDING SCHOOL

1989 - Gary Stevens, ‑ State Rider Education Director. Dick Harpe was Assistant.

1990 - Indiana Riding School started. The first class was at Jefferson High School in Jefferson, IN, in May 1990. Teachers were: Gary Stevens, Dick Harpe, Keith Russell and Dave Noble. The class was full and everyone passed.

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GRAND TOURS

This tour was started by Chapter D in 1983 to raise money for one of their chapter members who was wheel chair bond. The proceeds were to be used to buy a side car so she could go and enjoy rides with the rest of the chapter, the tour went over so well that they decided to do it every year and the proceeds would go to various charities.

1983

Hoosier Hospitality Chapter D

1984

Hoosier Hospitality Chapter D Proceeds to Hemophilia of Indiana

1985

Ohio River Run Chapter D Proceeds to Hemophilia of Indiana

1986

Courthouses Chapter D Proceeds to American Cancer Society

1987

   

1988

   

1989

Indiana State Parks Chapter C2 Proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes

1990

Indiana World Tour Chapter K Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House

1991

Indiana History Chapter A2

1992

Indiana Legends Chapter D ‑ Proceeds to Hemophilia of Indiana

1993

Indiana Grand Arbor Tour Chapter G

1994

   

1995

   
1996   Chapter O2

INDIANA ON WINGS NEWSPAPER. FIRST ISSUE IN THE SPRING OF 1990.

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